Republic represents Dubai’s perfect Holi-coloured hangout, promising to take guests’ tastebuds on a journey across modern India with exclusive street-food and delicious drinks.
What- Republic Restaurant
Where- Business Bay, Dubai
Cuisine- Modern Indian
Republic, Business Bay’s newest adda, opens its doors at DoubleTree by Hilton. The Holi-coloured hangout promises an affordable social space for people to gather, drink, have fun, and eat some of the freshest and the most flavoursome Indian cuisine in Dubai – all while taking in incredible views of Burj Khalifa from the venue’s terrace.
Chef Nagbushan has replicated and reinvented India’s old street-food favourites to create a sharing-style menu that takes guests’ tastebuds on a culinary journey from Ahmedabad to Amritsar, Kolkata to Kochi. Whether it’s Black-out Samosas or Beetroot Baos, each of the contemporary desi bites provide an explosion of flavour, while the Indian-inflected mocktails and cocktails are crafted in-house by the team’s talented bar staff.
The Indian and South Asian-inspired décor immediately grabs the eye: A classic tuk-tuk greets guests at the entrance, the ceiling is covered with lanterns and patterned umbrellas, and around the venue lie bangle boards, funky pop art and an Indian-style whisky-led bar. Republic’s vibrantly colourful aesthetic is quintessentially Instagrammable and a resident DJ playing a fusion of fantastic Indian hits and commercial pop will ensure a lively buzz and fun vibes.
“In India, we use the word adda to describe a community meeting place where people gather to eat, drink, chat and have fun,” said Nagbushan Shenoy, Head Chef. “That’s what we have looked to create with Republic. It’s traditionally Indian at its core, yet it carries a modern twist, so it’s a fun mix that we believe represents the modern face of the country.
The accessible, affordable food menu has also embraced that modern twist, with multiple vegan and vegetarian options, such as Black-Out Samosas and a Beet-Cake, the venue’s pride and joy vegan dish bursting with flavours from southwest India.
Republic provides a fun, informal atmosphere where you can experiment and experience an explosion of flavours as the boundary-bending chefs replicate and recreate India’s old favourites, taking your tastebuds on a culinary journey from Ahmedabad to Amritsar, Kolkata to Kochi.